I am in the middle of reading what feels like an outstandingly deep, wise, and well-written essay by David Stutz, late of Microsoft, and the text was giving me a headache because the columns are too wide. Magazines and newspapers have long squeezed their relatively-dense content into narrow columns in the interest of readability, and the long-defunct Suck humor website rediscovered this principle for the Web - virtually every content site has now adopted it.

In fact, I'd like to figure out a way to impose a maximum width on the center-part of ongoing (what you're now looking at) without locking in a fixed width. In normal-sized browser windows, the two sidebars squeeze the center text enough to achieve readability, but if I expand the browser to fill my big wide PowerBook screen, it gets uncomfortable. Hmm... there must be a CSS trick.

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February 13, 2003
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